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15 Dec 2022

Agroforestry Extensionist at Global Resource Alliance – Tanzania (GRA-TZ)

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Job Description

Job Description

Global Resource Alliance – Tanzania

Job Title: Agroforestry Extensionist

Location: Butiama, Tanzania


Global Resource Alliance – Tanzania

Global Resource Alliance – Tanzania (GRA-TZ) is an international non-profit association headquartered in Musoma, Tanzania. It is affiliated with the US non-profit, Global Resource Alliance (GRA).  GRA-TZ promotes natural, holistic and sustainable solutions to the challenges of poverty, malnutrition, disease and environmental degradation in the Mara Region of Tanzania. GRA-TZ has been active with reforestation and agroforestry since 2011 through a partnership with WeForest, a Belgian NGO promoting Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR), creating a movement and engaging the local communities and authorities to act responsibly toward the environment. Our planting operations started in Kinesi and have expanded to Butiama, Tarime and other districts in the Mara region, planting over 2 million trees in the landscape.

GRA-TZ Hillside Programme

GRA-TZ, in partnership with WeForest, is planning to implement a four-year initiative called the Butiama Hillside Forest Restoration Project, re-greening the surrounding landscape in Butiama District starting in 2023. This project will focus on nurturing hillsides to return to forest and increasing the tree cover in the wider landscape. Forest restoration will be done by assisted natural regeneration on the hillside and the introduction of woodlots and agroforestry systems in the buffer zone of the wider landscape, that will improve the livelihoods of the local population. Implementation of activities in the forest and farming landscapes will include training, technical and governance support and monitoring. WeForest is the main donor for the project and will provide technical and programmatic guidance and support through the life of the project.


The Agroforestry Extensionist, is one of three Extensionists, who will assist in implementing all aspects of the agroforestry component of the project. They will report directly to the Agroforestry Coordinator and assist the other Extensionists, M&E Officer and the Nursery Manager. They will be responsible for assisting to develop, implement and evaluate core aspects of the agroforestry program.



Core duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Implement all agroforestry and woodlot intervention activities within project villages
  • Identify and organize farmer groups in project villages
  • Organize and conduct training workshops for farmer groups directly or in partnership with other organizations
  • Assist in the development of locally-appropriate training materials in English and Swahili
  • Assist in M&E processes and conduct surveys in coordination with the Agroforestry Coordinator and M&E Officer
  • Assist in value chain development for selected cash crops
  • Assist in processing administrative requests/documents
  • Assist in procurement of all items for the agroforestry program and tree nursery
  • Produce quality deliverables on time


Required Qualifications

  • Diploma in agroforestry, agriculture, forestry, rural development or equivalent
  • A minimum of two years’ relevant work experience with smallholder agroforestry, preferably in Tanzania
  • Excellent project skills and experience with workplans, M&E, training, and reporting
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work with stakeholders from different backgrounds: local communities, technical and non-technical and international partners
  • Fluent in English and Swahili (speaking and writing)
  • In possession of a driving license and experience with driving motorbikes and vehicles
  • Able to re-locate and flexible in terms of work hours and living conditions
  • Must be a citizen of Tanzania

Terms & Conditions

  • Contract type: full-time renewable contract initially for 1 (one) year
  • Start date: mid or end of February 2023
  • Location: Butiama, Mara Region
  • Hours of Work: minimum of 8 hours per day (flexibility in daily hours is essential)
  • Reporting line: report directly to the Agroforestry Coordinator
  • Package: competitive package for a small NGO, with remuneration based on experience
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Method of Application

Application Procedure Deadline: 5 January, 2023

Send your application application to Yovita Makoko , GRA-TZ office administrator: [email protected]

Application must include:

  • Job description in email subject line: “Agroforestry Extensionist”
  • Cover letter outlining your suitability for the role and confirming your availability for the assignment

  • CV with phone number and email address
  • Relevant certificates, degrees, diplomas
  • Minimum of three professional references, including at least one from a previous employer

Applicants failing to deliver the above documents will not be considered.

Due to the anticipated number of applicants, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

We thank you in advance for your interest.

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